This topic looks at the background to key moments in modern times. It also introduces students to some of the methods of history. It uses the idea of 'turning points' - critical junctures in history - to study long-term and short-term causes, context and sudden shocks to historical continuity. It employs film and contemporary archives to illustrate evolutionary and revolutionary change. It helps students to understand the origins of the modern world. It is especially designed for students who have not studied history before.
Turning points studied in the topic recently have included the atomic bomb, the French Revolution, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Pill.
This topic aims to:
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